California: San Diego: Gaslamp Quarter

San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

The Gaslamp Quarter is a historical neighborhood in downtown San Diego, California. The area is most popular for its quaint restaurants, art studios and shops.

The Gaslamp Quarter extends from Broadway to Harbor Drive, and from 4th to 6th Avenue. It covers 16 1/2 blocks. The entire Gaslamp Quarter includes 94 historic buildings, most of which were constructed in the Victorian Era. The buildings are still in use with active tenants including well known restaurants, shops and nightclubs.

The Quarter is home to many events and festivals, including Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp, Taste of Gaslamp and ShamROCK, a (St. Patrick's Day) event. PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres is located one block away in downtown San Diego's East Village. The San Diego Convention Center is also nearby.

The Gaslamp Quarter's development began in 1867. Alonzo Horton bought the land to create a new city center that was closer to the bay. He chose 5th Avenue as its main street.

After a period of urban decay, the neighborhood underwent urban renewal in the 1980s and 1990s, and is today an energetic business and entertainment district. (wikipedia: San Diego Gaslamp Quarter)

Hard Rock Hotel is now open in San Diego

13th Annual THE MILLER LITE shamROCK 2008 

Presented by Jameson and The Field
To Benefit the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation
Monday, March 17th, 2008

Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA – It’s lucky number 13 at San Diego’s greenest block party, that’s right, it’s the 13th Annual Miller Lite shamROCK 2008 presented by Jameson and the Field.

On St. Patrick’s Day, Monday, March 17th, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. until midnight, the Gaslamp Quarter will once again be transformed into the rolling hills of Ireland, thanks to over 40,000 square feet of green Astroturf. Come practice your hottest jig at the coolest emerald party this side of Dublin and with two stages of live entertainment, you’re sure to find your “Erin Go Bragh”.

shamROCK-n-roll at the main stage with live bands featuring everything from traditional Irish music with step dancers to Irish Punk Rock with the headliner Young Dubliners. If feeling the beat is more your style, head over to the DJ stage where live DJ’s will put you in the groove. shamROCK  has long been famous for it’s authentic and festive revelry, and this year is no different,

There will be amazing Irish fayre from the Field, haute libations from Jameson Irish Whisky and Miller Lite will have enough green beer on tap to quench the thirst of all ye Irish lads and lasses.

Once again, this year’s event will be located on “F” street between 5th and 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue between F and G Street, in the Gaslamp Quarter.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and your wristband into shamROCK will also get you in and out privileges as well as no cover and food and drink specials at dozens of the Gaslamp Quarters hottest nightclubs and restaurants.

Be sure to get your tickets early because shamROCK sells out every year.

For additional information, or to purchase tickets please contact McFarlane Promotions at 619.233.5008 or visit www.gaslampquarter.org or www.myspace.com/gaslampshamrock.

You’ll find so much more than just four leaf clovers at shamROCK 2008 so get down here and get lucky!.

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